“Happy New Year, Y’all!” A New Year’s Celebration in Savannah, GA
From cobbled River Street to picturesque squares, Savannah is dripping with rich history. Ring in the New Year as you learn about and celebrate the city’s roots and Gullah heritage.
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Program No. 22957RJ
6 days
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Celebrate New Years as you learn about old years in Savannah. Two hundred years ago, cobbled River Street in Savannah bustled with workers heading to the cotton warehouses, and sailors and pirates drank their grog and conversed about their exotic high seas adventures from Singapore to Bombay. One hundred years ago, along the banks of the Moon River, rich Gullah communities thrived and crabbers dragged in nets full of Georgia blue crabs. Discover the city’s Gullah and maritime heritage as you Ring in the New Year with new friends and fireworks over the Savannah River!
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to 1.5 miles and some standing indoors and out; climbing stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join an expert for a field trip through the picturesque squares of Savannah’s historic district.
  • Visit the distinguished notable citizens of Savannah who are laid to rest at Bonaventure Cemetery to learn the stories of their lives and often tragic deaths and see their unique and unusual tombstones.
  • Delight in a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve musical extravaganza at the Historic Savannah Theater, followed by fireworks on River Street.
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Larry Smith
Larry is a native Savannahian and retired teacher with extensive experience teaching history, including several years as Heritage Education teacher for Savannah-Chatham County Schools. In this position, he planned and implemented educational programming for teachers and students on topics like Savannah's city plan, architecture and historic cemeteries. He has written for various publications and is the author of "Savannah's Historic Public Schools" (2004: Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC). Larry and his wife Lisa Beth have two sons and three grandchildren. They reside in Richmond Hill, GA.
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